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SunDried Tomato Cashew Cheese

Sun Dried Tomato Cashew Cheese Sauce

Jennifer Bliss
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This Sun Dried Tomato Cashew Cheese Sauce is a raw vegan recipe, even though you will see that it’s on top of rice in this photo.  Over grains is just one of the many ways you can use this flavorful sauce.  Also enjoy with raw zucchini noodles or sprouted rice and/or grains.  Make it a bit thicker and use the recipe as a dip or spread.  If you use this sauce as a spread, you could always add it to wraps, pitas, pockets, subs, sandwiches, or as a condiment alternative in place of store bought ketchup and/or mayo for a twist on old favorites.  Before we get to today’s scrumptious recipe, let’s take a look at what makes Nutritional Yeast so special.

Did you know that Nutritional Yeast has health building compounds? (1)  Not only is it a complete protein – because it has 18 amino acids, including the nine essential ones that your body cannot produce on its own – it also provides the compounds beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione, which are associated with enhanced immunity, reduced cholesterol levels, and cancer prevention. (1) Plus, it provides a significant dose of the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc.  Just one serving of nutritional yeast provides about 4 grams of fiber, too. (1)

Many vegans have Nutritional Yeast readily available because of its B Vitamins, but you don’t have to be vegan to grab at this ingredient and enjoy the benefits.  If you are watching your sodium and/or fat intake, it only contains small amounts. (1)  Nutritional Yeast is also gluten-free, lacks Candida albicans, (the type of yeast that aggravates the fungal infection known as candidiasis), and is free of dairy and soy. (1)

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Cashews
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 1/4 C Nutritional Yeast
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Mustard
  • About 8 to 10 Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Pink or Black Himalayan Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into high speed blender until smooth.  Add more water if you wish to reach desired consistency.

Sources for this article include:
(1) www.livestrong.com

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